Tuesday, July 26, 2016


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Thursday, July 21, 2016

Imagine being locked in an invisible box...and you're invisible, too

Subject: Imagine being locked in an invisible box...and you're invisible, too

Imagine being locked in an invisible box...and you're invisible, too
 If you like Dan Brown, Michael Crichton, or Clive Cussler books...you'll enjoy this amazing trilogy.
The US military is in a panic when drones are inexplicably seized mid-miss  military contacts the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC). Adam Dekker, their special operator, is sent to discover the source of this strange attack.

Dekker recognizes signs of his old enemy, Abaddon, who he defeated in Germany. He finds that the spirit of Abaddon is still in the world and has found a new host in an Egyptian mystic, Kamenwati.

Dekker and his new partner, British SIS agent Hannah Ahmed, must follow slim leads to find Kamenwati whom Dekker believes is the source of the drone seizures. Through a series of trials and escapes, Dekker and Hannah find a mutual attraction that surprises them both.

Dekker and Hannah follow a trail of clues from Egypt to Ft. Bragg in North Carolina, central command for US drone operations. Kamenwati is there as well and in an effort to protect his plan to pit West against East, he fabricates a supernatural Merlin Box to entrap Dekker for decades, even centuries.

Dekker's friends must search for a way to penetrate the Merlin Box and free him before Kamenwati's scheme is realized. There is only one problem: the Merlin Box and its captive are invisible.

The tension grows as Dekker becomes less likely to escape the Merlin Box, and Kamenwati's plan to plunge the world into war approaches a frightening reality.

Continuing to mix bleeding edge technology with the mystique of ancient Egypt, Miller once again immerses the reader in a story of his own unique brew… of mysticism and potential world-domination by an ancient force of evil that continues to plague humanity. Fast-paced, laced with political intrigue and cinematic with images of the Egyptian desert and Stonehenge as the backdrop – the main characters fight for both their own survival and mankind's – the novel takes us into the laboratory of the military's weapons scientists and engineers…and to places that we never new existed. Can't wait for the next installment – or, for the screenplay to make it to Hollywood and hit the big screen as the next summer blockbuster! ~Steve Appel
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Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Of the Flame poetry reads like a smoking bowl of hot chilis

"Wendy E. Slater's new volume of poetry, Of the Flame, reads like a smoking bowl of hot chilis right of the griddle. Consider this, 'Who is omniscient / Lies in wait / On the porch / To eat your ego alive,' and further, 'The unfolding / Is in the forest of my love, / Mysterious uncharted territory.' Profound, gutsy, full of life and a thoroughly enjoyable read. Full of passion and flame, indeed. Highly recommended." 
—JOHN A. PERKS, author of The Mahasiddha and His Idiot Servant Ven. Seonaidh Perks, Celtic Buddhist Lineage 

"Once again Wendy E. Slater turns her unique poetic talents, her gritty voice and her lyrical intensity to an exploration of the self, in contexts that demand a cunning navigation between the longing for companionship and the need for independence, between contemporary society's false glitter with its plastic wrapped apparent perfection and the true beauty that the mind demands but also fears. Hers is a world of shopping malls and tigers, AstroTurf and mountains, mud puddles and flame, contrasts that fuse into a powerfully rewarding poetic whole." 
—ROSEMARY LLOYD, Litt.D (Cambridge), scholar and translator, and author of Baudelaire's World 



"Wendy E. Slater revels in all aspects of love. Love between people—love's longings -- the bittersweet aspects of loving -- even the forgiving parts of love. Using short choppy lines in forceful poetics, she explains her feelings, her wishes and the boundaries of love. She describes the 'Coral majesty of fishes / In ecstatic hues / Of tropical vibration' and 'A bouquet / Of spring flowers / All ways / Click Here!RUnfolding in the Breath's / Sacred exhale' in terms of life itself. Ms. Slater successfully writes with intelligence and knowledge about the feelings and interactions between people and their effects on one another. She reaches the core and uncovers the basis. Each reader will relate to her words based on their own lives. We will all benefit from her poems providing this insight. To sum up this latest book of Poems, Wendy E. Slater writes about humanity with a ceaseless and challenging purpose." 
—D.R. DEUTSCH, Poet-In-Residence, Port Chester, Rye Brook Public Library ​​​​​​​
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Sunday, July 17, 2016

If you loved To Kill a Mockingbird, you'll love this book!

"Paul H. Yarbrough has totally captured the South. Seeing life through the eyes of a young boy was perfect. The writer's genius and wonderful wit came through to my heart. ~ Catherine
Mississippi Cotton
In 1951 the body of an unknown white man is found in the Mississippi river along the Mississippi Delta. Two black men discover it while fishing. A young boy, Jake Conner, visits his country cousins in the small Delta town of Cotton City and begins parallel journeys discovering the dead man's identity and fate. Along the journey Jake befriends a stalwart black man recently back from the Korean War, who teaches him that Confederates were gray because they were merged in the black and white of Mississippi. 

He learns of dark forces of the past, and with the camaraderie of his family, the acquaintance of a simple-minded sharecropper, and the eccentricities of a strange woman from the past, also gets a look into the future of the agrarian land of Mississippi. 

Although the focal point in MISSISSIPPI COTTON is the Mississippi Delta, the story is more broadly a Southern story, which is to say an agrarian story. From the beginning, the North and South have been different worlds: The South the agrarian society, the North the navigation society. Nothing wrong with being either, but that s the way it has been. So when I write about Mississippi, specifically, I write about the South generally and an agrarian society generally.​

​"Reading this story of young Jake and his friends and the mystifying world of the adults was almost like tearing pages out of my own past and weaving a darn good story around them. I hope that Paul Yarbrough will continue to write books such as this one. This is a 10-star book and one heck of an excellent first novel. I'll be looking for his future works. Mr. Paul Yarbrough, you done yourself good. Keep writing. Everyone else, if you want a good clean story about what growing up was like in much of America for most boys in the 1950's then this is the book you'll want to read." ~Thriller Junkie
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Thursday, July 7, 2016

Extortionists threaten to poison the food in a large restaurant chain


Extortionists threaten to poison the food in a large restaurant chain
Extortionists threaten to poison the food in a large restaurant chain unless they are paid eight million dollars. Winston Barber is a hardworking, family man who is tortured by the choices he faces. If he borrows the money, the ensuing debt will drown his family. Should he just close up shop and leave creditors and employees out in the cold? It shakes him to the core to acquiesce to the extortion demands.

The team of FBI agents led by Agent Peters means will, but they are snookered at every turn. The extortionists manage to collect the money and leave no trail. But they kill one of their own and now they have the attention of Detective Jack Nebra. 

The FBI loses an agent, the money is gone, a little girl is dead, and now so are all their suspects
. They close their case. But it's not over yet. Not by a long shot. They should take lessons from Nebra and dig deeper and dig wider. 

"A diabolical but creative crime perpetrated by increasingly​ dysfunctional villains...always a good mix! Twists and turns as the good guys struggle to deal with the crisis...sometimes successfully, other times not so much. A fascinating read." ~  Rodney page, author of MURCHESON COUNTY

"A gripping premise with a sense of urgency that keeps the pages turning." ~ Dan Lawton, author of DECEPTION and OPERATION SALAZAR

"Dig Deeper, Dig Wider uses a uniquely imaginative premise to drive a story packed with evil, extortion and creative money laundering on its way to a surprising and satisfying conclusion". 
~  Frank Foster, Best Selling Author of the Boca series and Catch a Falling Knife
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Thursday, June 30, 2016

I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall

 I Passed This Way is a second printing of a book of published poetry descriptive of the four seasons. It takes you through a winter wonderland, a spring rebirth, summer fantasies and the vivid colors of autumn. The dedication is a poem to Babcock Lake, a special place in the Grafton Mountains to live and visit. Her poetry is like perusing a Rembrandt or Michelangelo. Her poems are her expression of nature. It's like you are there among the forest, creatures and elements. Come and see what you'll encounter on her walks.  http://tinyurl.com/nf3mf97
Five Star Review:
What is it about poetry that sparks an interest in me? When I received I Passed This Way by Patricia Crandall, I was anxious for her imagery about the four seasons. Her perception of what she saw emanated in the words of her poetry. You can see as you take a walk with her through the snow of winter, fallen leaves in the fall, heat of the summer breeze and the buds of the new growth of spring. Her words flows effortlessly bringing the scene right to your doorstep as you relive it with her. It's like taking your first step in the snow or smelling the changes in the different seasons. Your senses are heightened with each poem. I recommend this book of poetry and hope you receive the same sensations that I did. It would make a great gift for that person in your life that enjoys the breathless wonder of nature. Catherine MacDonald http://tinyurl.com/nf3mf97

Evening Sun, a Widow's Journey by Aline Soules

Grief comes in many forms. It's a suffering nonetheless. Aline Soules book, Evening Sun, a Widow's Journey, tells of her journey through widowhood. Her poems shout out her distress, sorrow and even anger. Emotions come crashing through as she expresses her deep loss over the death of her husband. If you've experienced grief, or know someone that is grieving, buy this book and pass it on. http://tinyurl.com/mczlfpy